Pre-Award Forms

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  • SciENcv – Faculty submitting to NSF can use SciENcv: Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae as an NSF-approved format for use in preparation of the biographical sketch and Current/Pending sections of an NSF proposal. Faculty can create a profile that include all pertinent information needed for their documents and SciENcv will produce an NSF-compliant PDF version of the biographical sketch and Current/Pending forms that can then be given to your pre-award specialist for upload. A bonus of using this method is that a SciENcv account profile can be used to create an NSF and an NIH biosketch.
    To view a tutorial on using SciENcv, please follow this link:

  • NSF Fillable PDF – NSF has fillable PDFs for use in preparation of the biographical sketch and Current/Pending forms. Click here to download the NSF biographical sketch form and click here to download the NSF current and pending support form. Your pre-award specialist can also provide you with a template.

  • NIH Biosketch Forms - Click here to download and follow instructions provided. 
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  • Principal Investigators (PIs) including subrecipients in their proposals must complete this form and return it to their Pre-award Specialist before submission.
  • All subrecipients must complete this form when submitting a proposal to KSU, along with documents and certifications required by sponsors. This form must be endorsed by the Subrecipient’s Authorized Official.
  • Cost sharing is a commitment of real dollars to a sponsored poject. All proposals that include a dollar amount for cost share, whether as part of the budget or listed in the proposal narrative, must have a signed cost share form on file with Sponsored Programs at the time of proposal submission.

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